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Taunton woman splits $1 million lottery prize with coworkers

WCVB Boston logo WCVB Boston 8/13/2017

© Mass. Lottery Lynn Nelson of Taunton has claimed the fifth $1 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “Hit $1,000!” instant game.

The Brockton Enterprise reports Nelson will split her winnings with five coworkers. She chose the cash option on her prize and received a one-time payment of $430,000 after taxes.

The winning ticket was purchased at the lottery’s New Bedford office.

The odds of winning a $1 million jackpot in the $10 game are 2.1 million to 1.

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